Great news! Bur Staples only changed their minds because of the bottom line, money. I hope the chain chokes.
This is a discussion on 2A - HA! Staples backing off contest policy shows shallowness of anti-gun support within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Real Title: Staples backing off contest policy shows shallowness of anti-gun support gun rights June 8, 2013 By: David Codrea ........Angry reactions following its disallowing ...
Real Title: Staples backing off contest policy shows shallowness of anti-gun support
gun rights June 8, 2013
By: David Codrea
........Angry reactions following its disallowing a gun retailer to enter its small business contest has resulted in office supply chain Staples ending the discriminatory practice, Deena Winter of Nebraska Watchdog revealed in a report updated yesterday.
My Comments: Say, so how is that stupid corporate policy effecting your bottom line? DOH! Just askin.
Read the rest, priceless. People vote with their feet and wallets!
Staples backing off contest policy shows shallowness of anti-gun support - National gun rights | Examiner.com
Great news! Bur Staples only changed their minds because of the bottom line, money. I hope the chain chokes.
Too late, the damage has been done. NO MORE STAPLES!!!!!!! EVER!!!!
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems to me that if Staples had to communicate to all these small businesses, however many it was that they rejected, that they would have the information from those small businesses to include in the contest if they were serious about changing the rules. Certainly, if Staples really means what it now says, these small businesses could be included in the current contest.
I feel like they're blowing sunshine up my skirt hoping we forget about this by the time they run another contest. Who knows if there will even be any future contests.
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After recieving my email that after 18 years and many thousands of dollars I was done with them, they responded to my email with this.
"Thank you for your feedback. We respect your opinion on this issue. Staples values all of our
customers and supports small businesses everywhere. We will take your feedback into account as we
design future contests.
Thank you for this opportunity to respond to your inquiry. I hope you will continue to look to
Staples with confidence and satisfaction for all of your office supply needs"
Apparently "I will never do business with you again" didn't register. They think i am coming back because they sent me a form response?
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I don't always have nothing to say, but when I do, I post it on Facebook.
But wait, I thought 90% of Americans wanted gun control...
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I never shop there...now I know why.
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Pyrrhic victory. Even though their published rules for the current contest said nothing about firearms, they still are not letting Maple Creek get on board, but instead has "promised" that they will be less discriminatory in future contests. That changes nothing and simply makes a hollow promise about future activity. Don't hold your breath.
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My local Staples has been in an constant struggle because of a close by Office Max that under cuts the majority of Staples prices. The local Staples has shut downed their copy service and has reduced their computer repair staff to one full time person just in the last month or so.
Managements decision to discriminate against one group at the time the company is in the process of closing stores to cut costs IMO will hasten the beginning of the end for the company.
I seldom shop at Staples, Costco sells the majority of the items as Staples at a lower cost.
But I can't see that the zealot anti-gunners out there have one bit less of their zealotry in them. Staples just wasn't one of them. There are still millions of them out there.
It'd be interesting to know how these politically-motivated firms would act if it was the 1A at stake, their own ability to speak their own minds, write what they wanted, associate with whom they chose to, etc. My guess is they'd be damned before they would lift a finger to erase the right to do so, no matter how good they might feel at erasing the right of others to do so. IMO, it's a sign of how tasty the pap that everyone's been fed seems to some, as if it were a holiday jam for everyone's toast. If only folks thought just a little bit about what these liberty-haters are really doing. If only.
I like one of the comments in reply to their namby-pamby FB post. We'd know they were serious if they took another $50K and donated it to a firearms education program.
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12.Disputes: The Contest, Voter Sweepstakes and the Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States of America, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in Commonwealth of Massachusetts and agree that any dispute shall be brought in the state and federal courts in Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred; including costs associated with entering the Contest and Voter Sweepstakes, but shall not include attorneys' fees. Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. If any provision of these Official Rules is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, such provision will be deemed to be modified or restricted to the extent and in the manner necessary to render the same valid and enforceable and these Rules will be construed and enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law as if such provision had been originally incorporated herein as so modified or restricted, or as if such provision had not been originally incorporated herein, as the case may be.
13.Winners: For a copy of the winners’ list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked by to: The Staples PUSH It Forward Contest Winners List, 100 Marcus Drive, Dept. RM, Melville, NY 11747. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage.
14.Sponsor/Administrator: The Sponsor of this Contest is Staples the Office Superstore, LLC, 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA, USA 01702. The Administrator is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.
This Contest and Voter Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or LinkedIn. Any questions or complaints regarding this Contest or Voter Sweepstakes shall be directed to Staples the Office Superstore, LLC, not Facebook or LinkedIn. You understand that you are providing your information to Staples the Office Superstore, LLC, and not to Facebook or LinkedIn.
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